A bird needs to be carnivorous, it hunts and eats its preys, and must have clawed feet to catch and kill them to be put in the raptor category. Birds of prey also have sharply curved beaks and exceptional eyesight. At Parc Oméga, it is possible to observe bald headed eagles and turkey vultures.
The bald headed eagle, the emblem of the United States, is an outstanding diver and fisher. Head first, it enters the water at an incredible speed, spreads its wings out to stop and puts its feet forward to catch the fish.
The turkey vulture has won the title of “North American great cleaner” since he is a scavenger, which avoids the spreading of diseases. This bird can soar for a long time without effort and it migrates to the United States for the winter.